About this Event
With funding provided by NF Midwest, Dr. Bonnie Klein-Tasman has been studying the cognitive and attention difficulties in young children with neurofibromatosis type l. She will describe the cognitive and learning difficulties that has been faced for individuals with NF1 in the later childhood, adolescent, and adult years are also evident earlier in childhood. She has examined the longitudinal course and predictors of later learning and attention problems and the pattern of functioning seen across the years of the study. Her study has yielded comprehensive descriptive information about the areas in which young children with NF1 may show difficulties in comparison to the general population. This information is vital to parents and to professionals working with young children with NF1 and will assist them in determining developmental targets for early intervention plans. Individuals with Neurofibromatosis-1 are at significant risk for learning and attention problems that have vast effects on ultimate psycho-social functioning, educational attainment, and employment options. Early identification of difficulties can set the stage for interventions and supports to maximize functioning. This is a free session sponsored by NF Mid-Atlantic.